Chicago Bears: Five biggest surprises from loss to the Rams
Following the Bears loss on Sunday night, we got a blueprint template of how the season might present itself. We know what areas of this team will be a nagging frustration and a struggle to watch as the course of the season continues.
Not all was a negative takeaway, as we seen which players took the offseason and training camp to strengthen their game. At the same time, we also saw the production that was an eye-opening concern that will need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Five biggest surprises from Chicago Bears loss to the Rams
Biggest surprise No. 1: David Montgomery is picking up where left off following last season
Second play from scrimmage on the Bears opening drive, David Montgomery carried on a 41-yard rush which he got down to the Rams’ 12-yard line. Now, of course that drive resulted in no points, but that isn’t the point. Montgomery would finish the game with 108 yards on the ground, and a reception for 10-yards.
After finishing top five in rushing with 1,075 yards in 2020, Montgomery opened 2021 rushing on a Rams defense that did not allow a single 100-yards rusher all of last season.
If the consistency of Matt Nagy’s offense continues with 10-yard passes, and not having the ability to produce explosive plays down the field, at least we know Montgomery will give us his fair share of 100-yard games.